I read an article in National Geographic once, about the innate reflex of personal space, how clever it is that our minds can imagine where objects are in our vicinity without them even being in sight.
It talked about how our environment affects our stress levels, making us more or less effective at work or school and generally influencing our well-being. It got me thinking about how important holidays are in this day and age of always being on the go, surrounded by technology and the built environment. There have been so many amazing advances that make the everyday more convenient for us, so we can achieve more than ever before, but perhaps we’re moving so fast we don’t see the wood for the trees. It’s ironic that we have so many time-savers but so much less time.
Behaviourists argue over how much screen-time is too much screen-time, and naturalists